How To Make Inexpensive Clothes Look Designer
Not everybody wants to spend a fortune on their wardrobe, but many people desire to look put-together, even in inexpensive clothes. Is this possible? There are various ways to update your average dresses, shirts, and pants so they look more like they have brand name labels, and less like they came off the sales rack. These updates range from dollar fix-ups to somewhat high end additions, so you can spruce up your wardrobe on any budget.
One of the cheapest ways to make your everyday clothes look like designer gems is to update the stitching or the buttons. Particularly if you are a good seamstress, it is easy to give a piece heartier or more interesting buttons to elevate its status from drab to fun and colorful. Some decorative stitching in a bright contrasting color makes the look a little classier. For example, a sky blue color would look great against a deep brown fabric.
Of course, if you are not so great with a needle, it is usually not too pricey to have your garment professionally altered. Having an item better fitted to your body adds value to it. You will probably extend the life of a piece of clothing if you have it tailored to your measurements, and perhaps repaired of any loose threads. Your tailor may be able to suggest some enhancements and other inexpensive ways to make the clothing look a little more high quality.
If you are not interested in altering your clothing, you might try adding some good looking accessories to your wardrobe to help your clothes look more like designer. Shoes are a great place to start. Yes, shoes can be expensive too, but there are actually many budget-friendly options that look just as good as their designer counterparts; and because most people won’t be examining your feet up close, you can get away with lesser materials, like faux leather or plastic buckles. Just make sure your shoes enhance your clothes in a way that makes your whole look appear designer quality. You might choose a polished kitten heel, for instance, instead of lackluster flats to automatically give you a classier, sexier appeal.
Jewelry is another accessory which can enhance your clothes and make them look more designer. Sometimes it’s worth it to splurge on a beautiful piece of jewelry to make an inexpensive shirt look more like a carefully selected top that’s part of a designer quality look. After all, one nice piece of jewelry can still cost a lot less than designer jeans or a good dress these days. To get the most bang for your buck, spend your budget on a larger, more noticeable piece of jewelry. Not only are big, eye-popping designs popular, but they have more potential to liven up a look. Think about the difference a cute pair of heels and a classy, low-hanging necklace can make to a plain dress or average quality shirt and pants.
No matter what your budget is, there is still hope for the average pieces in your wardrobe. Sometimes you buy them to save money, sometimes they are just more comfortable and practical, but it doesn’t mean they won’t benefit from a couple updates. Even something as simple as new buttons could help your favorite old jacket; or maybe that boring dress in the back of your closet could end up looking designer with just the right pair of shoes and shiny accessories.